Thousands of National Guard members will remain in Washington D.C. through March, according to the National Guard Bureau.
“As we continue to work to meet the final post-inauguration requirements, the National Guard has been requested to continue supporting federal law enforcement agencies with 7,000 members and will draw down to 5,000 through mid-March,” the Guard said in a statement. “We are providing assistance such as security, communications, medical evacuation, logistics, and safety support to state, district and federal agencies.”
The effort to obstruct the Biden team is unprecedented in modern presidential transitions and will hobble the new administration on key national security matters.
Lara Seligman Bryan Bender Politico January 20, 2021
The Pentagon blocked members of President Joe Biden’s incoming administration from gaining access to critical information about current operations, including the troop drawdown in Afghanistan, upcoming special operations missions in Africa and the Covid-19 vaccine distribution program, according to new details provided by transition and defense officials.
The effort to obstruct the Biden team, led by senior White House appointees at the Pentagon, is unprecedented in modern presidential transitions and will hobble the new administration on key national security matters as it takes over positions in the Defense Department on Wednesday, the officials said.
Did President Donald Trump leave this note for President-Select Joe Biden? It’s been circulated on numerous social media platforms and websites. A pithy and peppery note like this is surely something Trump would pen, and indeed seems a fitting gesture alongside his refusal to attend Biden’s inauguration.
Biden will not show the letter Trump left for him to the press. If his administration did so, could the proof be deemed authentic? After all, at least half of the US public doesn’t believe he truly won the presidency. And if his administration releases a concocted version Trump has the original to call them on it.